I don't remember having a problem seeing the target, though the KZ was another matter. The first shot was a correct guess, so I repeated for the second. I think the crow across the power lines with the sun shining on it at 35-40yds with a 1" kill zone was much tougher. I dropped that one once and it was luck. With the area surrounding the KZ shot up and the sun reflecting off it at 12x it was impossible to see.